Five Things You Might Not Know About EarthCraft Urbanism

Communities
Green Building
Zipping through Atlanta’s tangled web of choked freeways, you can take any exit to see the most common form of development in America – the arterial strip highway and suburban homes. You’ll undoubtedly find a box gas station, box fast food, box hotel – all surrounded by acres of parking. The only place for you is inside a car or inside a building. Everything looks exactly the same, no matter where you go.

Remembering EarthCraft Achievement: Part 2

Green Building
The EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence is just over two weeks away, and with that comes Part Two of our series remembering past winners of EarthCraft awards (if you missed Part One, you can still check it out). EarthCraft’s commitment to sustainability and its focus on high performance buildings is exemplified through many of its projects, including the two below:

Remembering EarthCraft Achievement

Green Building
On October 19, Southface will celebrate the EarthCraft Celebration of Excellence, an annual award ceremony that recognizes builders, architects, developers and contractors for their commitment to exceptional sustainable building design and performance.

EarthCraft Breathes New Life into Decatur Green Homes

Green Building
Green certified home renovations are sure to become more common in Decatur starting this spring, thanks in large part to the research efforts of Southface’s EarthCraft team. Last month, Southface conducted preliminary energy and cost-savings analyses of three recently renovated homes pursuing EarthCraft Renovation certification as part of the implementation of the City of Decatur’s “High Performance Building Standard,” requiring all new construction and commercial renovation meeting certain thresholds to be certified under a green building standard.